• UWA to celebrate Black History with Legacy Celebration

    Posted: February 16, 2011

    Author: Betsy Compton

    LIVINGSTON, Ala.— The University of West Alabama will present its second annual Legacy Celebration in recognition of Black History month on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Bell Conference Center. 

    Led by Willie Williams, visiting director of choral activities at UWA, the performance will offer a wide variety of music and talent that is sure to entertain as well as educate. Performers include UWA students and special guests.
    “Our celebration is a showcase of the rich and diverse art forms that have been influenced by the black community, from traditional works to the contemporary. We will take our guests on a journey via music, drama, and dance,” Williams said.
    “Legacies exists to fill a need, the need for an event that unites people from all races to come together and celebrate contributions that are often forgotten. Black History Month celebrations take place in many communities, but we think none are as encompassing, sociable, or inclusive as we anticipate this year's Legacy Celebration will be,” Williams said.
    The Legacy Celebration is sponsored by UWA’s Department of Outreach Services, Department of Fine Arts, and the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Admission is free to the public.

    For more information on the event, please contact Willie Williams at 205-652-5414.

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